Goods Carriers, otherwise known as trucks, are plentiful on almost all Indian roads; they add color to the drabbest landscapes. The drivers and owners take pride in decorating their Goods Carriers in bright colors with images of the Hindu deities. These trucks, when full of bags of cement, planks of wood or other such materials, are remarkably slow. They exude excessive diesel exhaust fumes, which probably do nothing to slow down the global warming situation. However, truck drivers tend to be kind to the cars behind them. It is only a matter of time until a waving hand pops out the window to let you know when it is safe to pass. Most of India’s wares and products are carried from place to place in these vehicles; they often make traveling by road an exercise in patience, acceptance and holding one’s breath.
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